South Wales Kennel Ass Ch Show 2017
Dachshund (Miniature Smooth-haired)
Judge(s): MRS CAROLYN DAVIES
This was my first time giving CC’s in this variety and I
felt that whilst there were some
quality exhibits this did not continue throughout the breed. I look for a true hound, with a
touch of elegance, but not lacking in substance, that can move freely and in many cases this
was not what was presented. I make no apology for constantly moving the dogs’ I cannot
judge statues they are hounds after all. Feet on the whole were very poor which is one of
my pet hates. Poor angulation in the rear meant that tummy tapping was more the norm
than the unusual and very few had any drive. Lack of muscle tone was evident in many
exhibits, more road work could help improve some of the above faults. Presentation on the
whole was good but it is what’s underneath the coat that really counts, some were
presented with dirty teeth which is unacceptable. I thought overall the quality in the
bitches was greater than in the males.
MPD. 2. 1st Pooles Findowrie Mr Bumble. Very much the baby but with lots pf promise.
Good breed type and best movement. 2nd Halls Cliffmere Patrick Sway Zee. Nice puppy but
not so together on the move especially in hind movement.
PD. 4. Ist. Boyles Zarcrest Black Brewer. Nice typy puppy that was well presented and
moved out well.. Would prefer more pro sternum. 2nd Bedfords Dinkidudlor Mandiknka
Myo. Good head and neck. Moved out ok. 3rd. Latham-Jacksons Dolyharp Purcell of Urishay.
JD. 4. 1st. McCarthy’s Luca Mac. Lovely type with good balance. Good head with excellent
pigment and eyeshape. Prominent front with good shoulder placement – very smart on the
move holding his outline at all times. Res CC. 2nd. Higgins Ralines Just Jewels. Not as finished
as winner but a nice type. 3rd. Mourtons Elmour Cinnamen Spice.
PGD. 3. 1st.McCarthys Nagshill Luca Mac. 2nd. Harris & McClachlans Zarcrest Blacksmith.
Well presented dog that moved out well. Not as finished as class winner consequently has
yet to fill out in front. 3rd. Broads Elmoor Sea Lord Of Dinkidudlor.
LD. 5 (2). 1st Brooks Lydarlea Just Andy. Quality boy with lovely overall balance. True
houndy head with dark pigmentation flowing into elegant neck and correct topline held
both standing and moving. Strong quarters used to advantage presenting elegant picture.
CC. 2nd. McCarthys Justintime. Again good head and pigment. Moved out well. Not the long
ribcage of winner and feet could improve. 3rd. Greens Nertanauf Jack Jones.
OD. 5(2). 1stMcCarthys Nagshall Just Santana JW. Another nicely balanced dog from this
kennel. Good overall type. 2nd. Norton’s Katerinapark Zorina (imp Rus). Different type
completely much more continental. Preferred hind drive on winner. 3rd.Broads Neertanauf
Sea Magic JW ShCM.
GCD 2. 1st Broads Neertanauf Sea Magic JW ShCM. Good head and body shape but very
erratic in hind movement. 2nd. Greens Neertanauf Jack Jones. Reasonable head and neck but
MPB.3. 1st Pooles Findowrie Ribbons and Roses. Typical baby bitch puppy enjoying her day
out. Just needs time to come together. 2nd. Higgins Leveliss Miss The Girl. Again very
immature and needing time. 3rd.Latham Jacksons Criscan Pound Foolish At Urishay.
PB. 4. 1st. Lockett-Walters and Walters Crisp Fall Night At Ralines. Lovely puppy with so
much to like. Beautiful head flowing into good layback of shoulder and length of upper arm.
Correct size with good substance and well presented. Excellent structure meant she
actually drove round the ring with some purpose. Has some maturing to do but immaturity
is not a fault in a puppy.B.P. and Res CC. 2nd.McCarthys Nagshell Christobel. Again nice
puppy with much to like. Lacked the confidence and purposeful movement of class winner.
3rd.Brooks Lyndarlea Speckled Hen.
JB 5(1). 1stMcCarthys Nagshall Just Be Lucky. Quality exhibit who just flows from head to
toe with lovely head and neck with longer ribbing than many. Would prefer stronger hind
movement. 2nd Worswicks Dolyharp Salut D’Amour Slightly shorter bitch with very good
breed type with lovely head and eye. Felt she still had some maturing to do to complete the
picture. 3rd.Brooks Lyndarlea Vienna.
PGB. 2. 1st.McCarthys Nagshall Just Be Lucky. 2nd.Kerslakes Devonwood Steps In Time. Nice
type of bitch with lots to like.
L. 6.(1). 1st.Ralines Flirtini. Best class of the day. You have to get your hands on this bitch to
fully appreciate her quality my hands just flowed over her. Beautiful head with good
pigment flowing into excellent front assembly. Together with correct hind quarters she just
flowed round the ring. Lovely breed type. CC and BOB. 2nd.Halls Cliggmere Levity. Another
very nice bitch with so much to like. Just felt she has more maturing to do to come into full
potential. 3rd.Worswicks Dolyharp Bizet’s Carman.
OB. 8(5) Bedfords Kiwi Kalilu of Dinkidudlor. Nice type of bitch with good head and eye
shape. Moved out well. 2nd.McCarthys Nagshall Love Actually. Another nice exhibit just
preferred head of winner. 3rd.Johnsons Charpurdy Justification.
VB. 3. 1st.Kerlakes Devonwood Lady Alexandra. Veteran lady enjoying her day out. Nice
breed type and good condition. 2nd.Johnson Charpurdy Just Iss. Well presented and enjoying
her time in the ring. 3rd.Greens Eldmour Electra.
GCB 1. 1st.Eldmour Electra. Veteran lady that was in good condition.
Judge Carolyn Davies